Battle of the Planets blasts into the 21st century
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Japan’s d-rights are rebooting the cult anime series for a new generation of boys.
Deals: Pacific Northwest, eOne, Nelvana, Breakthrough
Pacific Northwest Pictures picks up the Canadian rights to Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie (pictured), while eOne takes the North American rights to Saar Klein’s After the Fall.
Nelvana, Spin Master pact on girl-skewing preschool series
Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master are developing Little Charmers, a new girl-skewing CGI preschool series set to debut on Treehouse and Nickelodeon in 2015.
BBC acquires Sidekick animated series
The deal with Nelvana Enterprises will see the first two seasons of the Canadian cartoon head to the U.K.
Deals: Children’s entertainment
New global markets for Doki (pictured), Beywarriors Beyraiderz and kaboom! secures further rights to Zack & Quack.
Nelvana Enterprises names co-heads to lead global business
On the heels of Corus Entertainment revealing management changes that put Colin Bohm at the helm of the Corus Kids vertical, Nelvana has named two co-heads who will jointly manage the company’s global distribution and licensing portfolio.
KidsCo sends Syfy Kids to Asia
The channel will launch in Asia with around 120 hours of programing, including Matt Hatter Chronicles (pictured), dubbed in local languages like Mandarin, Cantonese, Malaysian and Indonesian.
Mike the Knight rides to Latin America
Discover Kids Latin America has snapped up the CG-animated preschool series (pictured) from Toronto’s Nelvana Enterprises.
Nelvana names new toy partner for Babar
The Toronto-based children’s entertainment prodco is joining forces with NY-based Yottoy Productions to develop plush toys based on its classic kids series.
Nelvana expands with digital releases
The kids entertainment production company is this year launching new apps, webisodes and eBooks featuring its popular brands Franklin the Turtle, Max and Ruby and Scaredy Squirrel.